General physics and astronomy discussions not directly related to Celestia
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- Joey P.
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No, many scientists (including Mike Brown himself, who has gained the nickname "Plutokiller") are fine with Pluto not being a planet. One book I have referred to the Pluto-Charon system as better being considered as a double asteroid, which for me is possibly the most accurate description for both bodies in the system. The existance of Planet Nine is formally unconfirmed but likely, so once its existance has been confirmed, Planet Nine will take Pluto's place as the 9th planet of our Solar System.